May 21, 2018

Caribbean farmers and agriculture officers learn sustainable agricultural practices and technologies in Japan

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From Barbados & the OECS More than twenty agricultural practitioners across eleven Caribbean countries have concluded a two-week study tour to Japan. The study tour, supported by the United Nations Development Programme’s Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP J-CCCP), held a primary focus of transferring knowledge and applicable technologies from Japan to the Caribbean. During the […]

100 Women in Finance event tackles ten years of change in investment funds

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Ogier and KPMG are teaming up as 100 Women In Finance co-hosts later this month. Ogier investment funds partner Joanne Huckle is moderating a panel on the new funds era, examining the radical change facing the alternative investment industry. Joanne will be joined by international panellists from KPMG, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, CIBC and Indus […]

Crypto exchange Binance ordered to suspend operations in Japan

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By Adam Samson in London and Leo Lewis in Tokyo From Financial Times YESTERDAY Binance, one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrencies exchanges, has been ordered by the financial services agency in Tokyo to suspend its operations in Japan. Japan’s Financial Services Agency on Friday issued a formal warning to Binance, with officials saying that they […]

Starbucks Chinese gourmet

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Starbucks opened a super-sized gourmet location in China — here’s what it looks like By Kate Taylor From Business Insider Starbucks has opened a stunning location in China that is 300 times bigger than the average coffee shop. On Tuesday, Starbucks opened the 30,000-square-foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai. The location has gourmet drinks — like […]

Get cheeky at Paris’ first naked restaurant, where diners eat escargot in the buff

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BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable Why someone would want to risk dropping hot soup in their lap without a pants barrier is beyond me, but yet, the world continues to enjoy nude dining. Naked restaurants, where folks are invited to dine in the buff, have been popping up in major cities around the world — […]

Cayman Islands’ new Foundation Company offers innovative, flexible and unique alternative

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From Ogier Cayman’s first of its kind hybrid Foundation Company is likely to appeal as a holding vehicle, SPV and succession planning option, says Ogier trusts partner Anthony Partridge. Anthony says that the new structure – introduced by the enactment of the Cayman Islands Foundation Companies Law, 2017 – retains features of companies, and of […]

Ogier wins International Legal Team of the Year at STEP Private Client Awards

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Ogier was named International Legal Team of the Year at the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards last night. The firm scooped the award in the mid-sized law firm category at an industry event at the Westminster Plaza Park Hotel in London, marking the second time that Ogier was won the award in the last three […]

Destinations of the week

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The 10 most popular travel destinations right now By Sophie-Claire Hoeller, INSIDER From Business Insider KAYAK just released its 2017 travel hacker guide. According to the travel search engine, which based its findings on data from its over 1.5 billion searches, 10 destinations the world over have seen a dramatic increase in searches, making them […]

More High-tech cities

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The 25 most high-tech cities in the world Part 2 By Chris Weller From Business Insider Cities are the way of the future. In less than 35 years, the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. That’s an additional 2.5 billion people. The cities that will […]

Solo Cayman Islands swimmer proud to plough a lonely furrow

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BY LOW LIN FHOONG From Today Online Singapore 17-year-old keen to help her tiny Caribbean nation make its mark on the international stage BUDAPEST — Since arriving in Budapest last week, Cayman Islands swimmer Lauren Hew has trained by herself at the Duna Arena, eaten meals on her own, and slept alone in her hotel […]